Wednesday, March 18, 2009

When all strategies deflect

Bad news, erroneous estimates, last minute drastic change....

These are just a few of the many things that happen anytime of the day. even to any type of situation.

There exists no solution.. only resolutions. These however may be illusive or the same disaster.

The balance is decision making. A decision will work out to the best, worst or the comprise --- three parts of the mind -- protagonist, antagonist, strategist.

At some point, you just have to be a protagonist to whatever resolve. Or be an antagonist to a specific view. However, moving from one to another at certain point in time is but both an advantage and disadvantage of the strategist.

The anime series "Gundam 00" (now, I'm on season two) displays the both worse and best of worlds -- wanting to gain peace by war interventions. Some wars are made to end another while another starts. Clearly, how can peace reign if no junction or thought is worth pursuing without disagreeing with others. Religion? Politics? Idealism? They all speaks the differently by different people with different thinking.

If we have one goal, why do we have to disagree with the methods? Why do we have to point out the flaw of another without realizing or even knowing the extent of the more flawous method we have and adhere?

But then again, life is also about disagreements about disagreements to our agreements.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Coping with new things

Software engineers working on a system long enough finds a hard time to incorporate a lot of the great new things like -- new framework, new strategies, new libraries -- whether they are useful to the system or not.

No wonder why a lot of programmers still stick to their programming languages -- as they are busy working on systems -- they are most familiar and can develop in a flash. Being a master of just one makes you an expert with it. But, wouldn't you be the dinosaur a lot of people are looking for? Or, are the you owner of every new thing in town -- a fashionist, a trend-setter?

However, learning new things should be innate to be logical. Making it through and working it out should be the challenge.

It doesn't really matter. Today's technologies comes so fast and some don't last too long -- too long that others may have mastered it faster than you while using it on your daily routines. So, mastering one thing is just one thing, knowing to adopt to the changes is but another.

And the saga continues